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Be a Woman With a Plan

We want to know what women are planning because a #WomanWithAPlan can be an unstoppable force. Re-pin some of these plans or share new plans with us using the hashtag #WomanWithAplan and know that no plan is too big or too small.

Entrepreneur Pamela Anderson is an example of how creativity can spark opportunity. “My mother taught me that I didn’t have to buy things—I could make them,” she said. When remodeling her kitchen and unable to find drawer pulls she liked, she designed her own. The design was so well received that Pamela launched “Contemporary Pull” a high-design cabinet hardware company that is gaining momentum and has been featured in numerous design publications. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan.

Liz Scott’s world was turned upside down when her daughter Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. In 2000, Alex received a treatment and told her mom she had a #plan. “When I get out of the hospital, I want to have a lemonade stand and give the money to doctors so they can help other kids." Alex’s 1st lemonade stand raised $2k. In '04, Alex lost her life to cancer but today, her mom Liz continues the plan that her daughter began. ALSF has raised over $75M. Nothing can stop a woman with a plan.

Jennifer Borget made a plan to pay for college entirely through scholarships. She majored in broadcasting & the Natl. Assoc. of Broadcasters Education Foundation awarded her a $20K scholarship for her work. She is the 1st in her family to graduate college and one of only 18 people to become an Ed Bradley Scholar. Her fervently read blog babymakingmachine... has made her a parenting expert. She has been on the Today Show & contributes to parenting publications. Woman with a plan.

Kimberley Gilles is winner of the 2013 National Education Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Gilles always knew she wanted to be a teacher and her plan would eventually guide her to become a recognized leader in the educational arena. “I am an effective teacher because I am a life-long student,” said Gilles. Gilles encourages others to say yes! “Say yes to unexpected opportunities and listen to the small, still voice within you,” she added.

Delynn Alexander knew at age 12 she wanted to be just like her mom when she grew up. As a young girl, Delynn was witness to her mother’s career helping clients achieve their goals and as an adult, she set out to do the same. It started with a plan and today, has turned into a thriving wealth management practice. Delynn says, “there are always setbacks, some small and some large, but mainly, they are life.” Today, she is a proud wife, mother and entrepreneur. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan.

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Rosie Pope turned her love of motherhood into her very own maternity empire, including: clothing lines, educational classes and a TV show “Pregnant in Heels” which debuted in 2011. Pope is a trusted source for moms and is now an accomplished author of a step-by-step pregnancy guide titled Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy. Today she provides advice as a Contributing Editor at Parents magazine, Amazon Mom as well as a monthly column Rosie to the Rescue! Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan

Pat Summitt holds the most all-time wins for a coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men’s or women's team. In 2009, Sporting News recognized her as one of the “50 Greatest Coaches of All Time”. She was the only woman on the list. Summitt retired from coaching in 2012 and is the author of 3 books including Sum It Up which chronicles her life, career and recent diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan

Kate Kane is making history of her own kind as the first female president of the Northwestern Mutual Managing Directors Association. Kane began her career in various staff positions but made the decision to become a financial representative in 1998 and has risen in the field leadership ever since. Kane attributes much of her success to her three core values: generosity, abundance and personal responsibility. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan

Chantel Bonneau recognized her desire to work in the financial services industry early and proceeded to gain experience and exposure. There were roadblocks to her success but, “If something is easy, it wouldn’t be worthwhile,” says Bonneau. Today she speaks to groups about the power of having a financial plan early and contributes her expertise to TheMintGrad.org a site which helps millennials achieve financial independence. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan

Asha Dahya has a passion for empowering and inspiring millennial women. She’s been a TV show host and guest on FOX, MSN, TV Guide, ABC, MTY, Disney and more. Dahya took her passion to the next level by launching @GirlTalkHQ .com in 2012 and it has seen tremendous growth since then. Today, Dahya is her own boss, she conducts media workshops, moderates panels and has launched her own young feminist networking series in Los Angeles. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan

Leah Hostalet transformed one Facebook status into 110 successful kidney transplants. In 2011, Hostalet helped her former professor create a Facebook fan page to spread the word about his need for a kidney transplant. By February 24, 2012 Jerry had a brand new kidney. Since then, Hostalet launched Find a Kidney Central. “My passion for organ donation awareness drives my desire to continue." said Hostalet. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan

Alison Levine is an adventurer who has scaled the highest peak on every continent and skied to both the North and South Poles. She has achieved success in some of the harshest environments imaginable and has become a nationally recognized speaker, bestselling author and philanthropist. Levine turned her mountain climbing achievements into success for other women through her creation of the Climb High Foundation which provides jobs to women in Uganda. Nothing can stop a #WomanWithAPlan